The Black Flamingo (Hardcover)

By Dean Atta

Balzer + Bray, 9780062990297, 416pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 2020

List Price: 18.99*
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About the Author

Dean Atta’s poems deal with themes of race, gender, and identity. He regularly performs across the UK and internationally and his work has been shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize and appeared on MTV and BET. The Black Flamingo is his debut YA novel. You can find him online at

Praise For The Black Flamingo

“Celebratory and passionate, Atta’s bold verse novel calls to its readers to find their own blazing, performative inner truth”  
— The Guardian

— The Irish Times

“One of poetry’s greatest modern voices”
— Gay Times

“Bold and joyous hymn to self-discover and acceptance”
— Bookseller (UK)

“An excellent book to spark discussions, break down barriers, open peoples eyes to other lives” 4*
— Independent Book Review